My esthetician tries to sell me products

First I should define “esthetician”, only because when I tell someone what I do for a living they typically ask “what’s an esthetician? I thnk it’s best described as a skin-care therapist. Now, not all estheticians do the same thing. For example, I stick mainly to the treatment of skin with a wax for hair removal now and again.  Others in my same profession only wax, some do eyelash extensions, some do make-up  while others do it all. The one thing we all have in common is retailing of products.

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When I get a new client or talk to someone about their skin, nearly the first thing I hear is why this client wants to change or does not go to an esthetician is because they feel their esthetician tries to sell them products.  I can understand high-pressure sales is not the best way to end your relaxing experience; if you wanted that you’d go buy a car. However, a good esthetician wants what’s best for your skin.

After all, this person just analyzed your skin, cleansed your pores saw the issues you have – so who better to recommend a product than someone who likely knows your skin better than you.  If you need something to help with anti-aging, acne or even the number one issue – dehydration, your esthetician will know.  Again you ask, why do they need to sell me something, can’t I just go buy something somewhere else.  The short answer is yes you can go somewhere else and buy a product but do you know what you need? Do you know that you should not dry out your acne but moisturize it to quit breaking out? Do you know hyaluronic acid help with hydration? Do you know it all? Probably not but your esthetician will know it all and just what you need.

Typically the products your facial guru will offer are related to the services provided; such as the same brand, same ingredients etc.  This will not only benefit your skin but extend the life of your facial. For example, if you just got a nice deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, and mountains of extractions, your facialist might recommend a glycolic cleanser to use a couple of times a week. Well, this one product can really keep those pores clean, help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles and even help your existing home care products to work even better. So you see a $20 purchase can help that $150 moisturizer to penetrate better thus giving you better results.

Aside from the benefits you’ll get, the products sold by an esthetician are more likely made is smaller quantities thus they are fresher, the ingredients are hand picked for your skin concerns and a big bonus, they are nearly always less expensive. I am not saying products from department stores are not quality, I am just saying the products you purchase from you esty are specifically chosen for your skin and in most cases, they can enhance what you are already using.

The nitty gritty is that your esthetician has to make a living also. All those fancy creams, lotions, and potions they use on you are very expensive. Not to mention the nice warm towels, soothing eye pads, “free” massages, and that cozy bed. And rent, yes we have to pay rent too. Products are a way to both help you get the best out of your facial and help your skin care therapist to make a decent living.  You make a decent living so why shouldn’t your esthetician?

Lastly, if you trust the esthetician with you skin care treatment, shouldn’t you trust them with your skin care products? They have only the best intentions for you and your skin, can you say that about your local pharmacy or grocery?

I welcome any comments or questions you have. Just like your esthetician, I have a lot of knowledge about ingredients, what’s good for your skin condition, and how to make your own products work better.  Please leave comments or suggestions for future blogs and I’ll get back to you. Have a BeYOUtiful day!